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Early Warning Score - How Often to Monitor

Monitoring patients at risk of deterioration 3 times a day instead of twice a day did not significantly reduce the proportion of clinical deterioration... Read more

Professor Jean-Louis Vincent, Editor-in-Chief, ICU Management & Practice

Vincent’s Vision - The Future of Intensive Care Medicine

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent highlights integration and personalisation as key themes in the future of intensive care medicine, writing in Critical... Read more

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5 Steps Towards ICU Care for the 21st Century

The intensive care unit (ICU) is an organisational intervention in itself , gathering the sickest patients in a single space, with care from... Read more

The Third International Consensus Definitions For Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3)

Sepsis-3 - Towards Earlier Recognition and Management

The updated definitions and clinical criteria for sepsis have been welcomed by Professor Jean-Louis Vincent, ICU Management & Practice ’s Editor-in-Chief,... Read more

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ARDS Still Under-Recognised, Under-Treated - LUNG-SAFE Results

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDs) seems to be under-recognised, under-treated and associated with a high risk of mortality, despite... Read more

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Insights from the PARAMEDIC2 trial and future improvements Perkins et al. have advanced the long-awaited PARAMEDIC2 trial (Perkins et al. 2018). They deserve to be congratulated for such a well-interpreted and well-designed contribution. The study’s two main outcomes are as follows: the Epinephrine group had a significantly improved inpatient survival... Read more

Human factors are a well recognised cause of discrepancies in patient care that can lead to adverse outcomes. In a busy Emergency Department (ED) setting, when dealing with the sickest patients at all hours and with a rotating workforce, there is an increased potential for inconsistent care despite clear evidence based protocols and guidelines on... Read more

As a nurse working in intensive care I have moments in which emotions get much deeper than expected. My own vulnerability is confronting. Do I lose control or do I experience the essence of my job as a nurse? Kathy, your story on YouTube and your saying “the touch that isn’t effective or that didn’t hurt” made a deep impression on me. Every... Read more

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High-End Transport Ventilation Around the World

2015 28 Oct

Interview with Georg Keunecke of FAI rent-a-jet AG on the global use of the HAMILTON-T1 as an ICU transport ventilator. Georg Keunecke is the Chief Flight Paramedic and Representative for Medical Devices with FAI rent-a-jet AG (dba Flight Ambulance International). Headquartered at the Nuremberg International Airport, the company serves... Read more

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Clinical And Economic Effects Of The i-Stat POCT Solution

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   In Germany, emergency departments (EDs) often suffer from overcrowding, which may lead to stressful working conditions, increased risks for patients and costs for additional staff, as well as for investments in equipment. Furthermore, overcrowding has the potential to extend patient waiting times, in some cases rising up... Read more

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Establishment of Ambulatory Emergency Services at James Paget University Hospital

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   A study of emergency admissions in England found that over a quarter of admissions did not require an overnight stay (length of stay [LoS] of zero). 1  This suggests that many emergency patients could benefit from ambulatory emergency care (AEC). 1   Fundamental to AEC is the identification and management of patients with... Read more

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Dr. Ignacio Martin-Loeches MD, PhD, JFICMI

ARDS and Precision Medicine

What is the path forward for treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome...

Prof. Henrik Thomsen

Risks of contrast agent administration

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Prof. J. Warren Salmon PhD

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 Achim Escher

Real-Time Monitoring in Radiology

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Integrated, risk-based care for South Africa: Intercare Group focuses on value and innovation

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Dr. Fiona Kiernan

Resource Allocation in Healthcare: Have We Misjudged Societal Values?

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